13th June Our keynote speaker Joan Dunayer will be speaking at 2pm and answering questions after. After her spot she will be signing her books at the Magpie House stall. Click to go to her radio interview. Scroll down the page and find two audio links to Joan. Today Mary did a live radio interview to Midlands Radio 3 in Eire (audience of 50,000 people). And on Sunday did an interview on BBC Local Community Radio (audience of 40,000 people). ALL STALLS ARE NOW FULL 12th June Video We now have someone to video the festival and cut and edit into a small package. It will go up on this site shortly after the festival. We also have someone doing a radio interview which will air on BBC Community Radio and Animal Voices (Canada) internet radio. Large international audience. Media We have been getting plenty of local media coverage of the festival. They have especially been interested in Pat Reeves because of the local angle, and Mary because of her books. Also look out for vegan recipes in several papers. Press releases The above is a link to the two press releases we have put out. Merchandise Our new funky magnetic ribbons have arrived from the USA. See the merchandise page 7th June Although Ethical Wares are unable to make the Festival they are now able to sell their excellent shoes through the One Earth Shop stall. If you are looking for a pair of vegan ethically made shoes – stylish or walking, boots or trainers, make sure you get to the festival. Check out their website and see the range of shoes, ethical clothes, and accessories they sell at very reasonable prices. www.ethicalwares.com We have just purchased two pairs of boots from them and they are excellent. To see the boots go to http://www.ethicalwares.com/geos.htm 20th May Two new books will be launched at the festival. Click here to see the front cover and information of how you can order them now. The authors of Compassionate Children will be at the festival to sign their book. NEW MERCHANDISE See our new merchadise page. Lots of new products. *NEW Mother and son to walk from Manchester to the Festival to raise awareness of veganism. Click for the full story and how you can help them. 8 March The Perfumers Guild firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01923 260502 Vegan perfumes and aftershave, plus fragrances for the home. He will make a scent to your specification. The prize is a special scroll and you can order the prize scent to your own preference. 1st February The UK Vegan Society have just become the main sponsors of the festival. We are pleased to confirm that Joan Dunayer, author of ‘speciesism’ and ‘Animal Equality’ has just agreed to come over from America and will be our key note speaker. She will be talking about her new book, and answering any questions. The arrangements for our next festival are well under way. As you will know by now it is called “The Heart of England Vegan Festival”. It is to be held at the Carling Academy at Dale End in Birmingham on June 18th. We would like to thank the Academy management who have been a great help to us so far. We have been able to improve on the catering facilties we had this year and so far we are able to offer at least 4 different caterers. We will also have other stalls selling a range of cold vegan options and other stalls selling a wide range of vegan cakes. Just the cakes on their own make the festival worth visiting. The venue is also much bigger than the one we had for the NW Festival and we can put up between 60-80 stalls. Having said which, book early to avoid disappointment, spaces are going fast. We have booked out over 40 stalls so if you want a space you need to book quickly.